Academy Gold is the top level of our Academy squads. It involves continued skill enhancement, development of endurance and athletic education.
Academy Gold Entry Criteria
- Swimmers age 7-10. Age as of December 31.
- Use Pace Clock
- Complete Sets 800m-1500m in distance holding form
- Swim a proficient 100m IM
- Hold underwaters to 15m
- Relay Takeovers
A minimum expectation of 3 session per week and 1 land training session.
Squad Pathway Progression
Not Meeting Criteria - Movement to lessons or Development Bronze
Exceeds Criteria - Movement to Performance Bronze or Potential Bronze
ALL squad movements will be at the discretion of the Head Coach.
Squad Training Items
- Kick board / Alignment board
- Pull buoy / Ankle band
- Finger Paddles
- Skipping rope
- 1 Litre water bottle
Lead Coach - Michelle McCarthy
Assistant Coach - Neil Mathews
Annual Club Membership(Swimmer under 18) - £14.50
Annual Club Membership(Parent) - £5.20(One parent must be registered)
Annual ASA Membership - £33.75
Squad Fee - £65.00 per month